Swap and save – how I did in the Aldi challenge
I have been shopping at Aldi since September to save for Christmas last year. I may go back to online shopping for convenience, so I decided to check my Aldi shop against the same/or very similar items from Tescos, Sainbury’s, Ocado and Asda. I already supplement my Aldi shop at Co-op and/or Morrisons, so they don’t come into this experiment.
I bought my Aldi shop on 25 January and did the online shops on 26 January to make it fair. I selected own brand or cheapest similar products from the other stores. For example, I selected Premier Sausages from Aldi, so the equivalent would be Finest sausages from Tesco.
Sainsbury’s was the overall winner at £36.64, with Tesco following at £37.59. By shopping at Aldi I saved £9.74 from the nearest competitor. Prices below are in pounds and pence. The only thing I couldn’t find was Cadburys Creme Eggs in three packs in Asda, so had to get a pack of six eggs.
|White toilet tissue x 9||1.99||4||3.5||3.5||2.25|
|Hovis medium wholemeal||0.99||1.35||1.35||1.35||1|
|Not from concentrate orange juice||1.29||1.48||1.25||1.75||1.5|
|Not from concentrate apple juice||1.29||1.48||1.25||1.75||1.5|
|Extra trim bacon pack||1.69||2||2.05||2.15||2.55|
|Crème eggs x 3||0.99||2||1.8||1||1.2|
|Sausage rolls x 5||0.95||1||1.99||1||1.25|
|Stuffed whole large chicken||4.49||5||6.51||5||6|
|Skimmed milk – 2 pints||0.79||0.89||0.89||0.89||0.89|
|Fruit and fibre||1.39||1.48||1.49||1.19||1.89|
|Closed cup mushrooms||0.85||1||1||1||0.79|
|White seedless grapes||1.49||1.5||2||1.5||1|